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  1. navigating code using the scrollbar

    Hi,

    currently I have to click the slider and move it, or click repeatedly below or above it to reach a position.

    Nowadays, using Resharper, flags are displayed on the scrollbar - so sometimes I know exactly the position I want to reach... fast.

    How about allowing a double click to move the slider instantly to the desired position?

    Best Regards
    Heinrich

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expand LINQ methods in .NET framework

      Everyone has a bunch of common extension methods that they always write (or install a package which contains them). Its inexplicable why the core .NET framework still lacks so many easy-to-implement and common sense extension methods for LINQ, .

      Some examples:
      MinBy
      MaxBy
      ToHashSet
      ToLinkedList
      ToObservableCollection
      Prepend
      Append
      Batch
      MinOrDefault
      MaxOrDefault
      Versions of Except and Intersect that work on sequences rather than sets (because the existing methods think of the IEnumerables as sets, duplicates are eliminated whether you like it or not, this is fine for some situations, but not all)

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        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integrate Azure to Lab Management

        Azure as Virtual Machine Manager must be integrated in to the Microsoft Test Manager.

        So those developers, like i am an many others, who does not have a whole infrastructure with SCVMM installed would be able to fully utilize ALM patterns to test their apps within the custom environments in fast and easy way.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ODATA: Add Composite Key Natively to ASP.NET WebAPI

          Natively support Composites in the ODATA v4 framework.
          Enabling getting single entities who are multi-keyed:

          <host>/Players(Id=1,Name='Team 1 Player 1')

          So that creating our own CompositeKeyRoutingConvention class isn't required.

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          • Build Notification Icon Color

            This is small but a needed change in my eyes. The color of the icon from the web portal and the build notification gadget are not consistent. As you can see the icon in the web portal is blue (which is i think the way it should be). The build notification gadget has a green icon. This causes the icon not to stand out from the completed builds which are also green.

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            • Provide pure HTML5/CSS3/JS project template

              No References
              No Propertities
              No Web.config
              No buiilding at all

              21 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • CRC32 Helper Class

                Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

                .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

                My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Non-modal UI for Extensions and Updates download and install

                  When downloading an extension (say VS Web Essentials), Visual Studio IDE is completely blocked. Why should I have to watch through the progress of the extension download progress bar? Please make this non-modal.

                  53 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • auto generate bugs after a automation test run

                    After my automation tests are run, I want any failed test case to automatically generate a bug report and place it on the specific person of my choise. I want this to be an easy option in test manager that could be configured in the test manager GUI. No coding required so my testers easy could configure it.
                    And attachments should be possible to be added as well.

                    14 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • help please (Visual Studio)

                      Good night.

                      I would like some help regarding data manipulation following code:

                      ColaboradorEquipe colaboradorEquipe = (dataGridView1.SelectedRows [0] .DataBoundItem the ColaboradorEquipe);
                      string = colaboradorEquipe.matricula collaborator;

                      I want a variable to receive the value of the column enroll online. can anyone help me ??

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Reconsider automatic links to Active Directory

                          TFS automatically adds everyone it sees in Active Directory to its Identities list.

                          We have 20 TFS users out of our 250 domain users.

                          - All the "Assign To" fields list 230 irrelevant names in them.

                          - All the domain users have access to TFS resources by default, so we have to be very careful with how we set up our groups and permissions to make sure only the right people can see TFS resources.

                          - When we switched domains, TFS broke our database because we had two identities for each user, both with the same display name. We could…

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                          • 1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Group Events

                              I would like to be able to group Events by a Substring of the Event Name.

                              If I have a Event like Error: "Function: NavigateTo : Stacktrace"
                              I´d like to Group all Events containing "Error:" so I can get a filtered View off all Errors

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                                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • to rewrite VS and Windows SDK header files appropriately so they don't produce humongous amount of warnings during compilation with /Wall

                                Whoever is responsible for writing, modifying VS and Windows SDK header files should make appropriate corrections in the code they contain so the header files adhere to good coding practices and therefore compile smoothly. The number of warnings these header files produce during compilation is extremely alarming and it explicitly forces user-code to be clumsy-written. When would we, the users, finally be able to write warning-free code as good coding-practices suggest in about every C++ programming course book on the market? What we have now just doesn't make any sense. Please correct this hideousness and embarrassment ASAP. Thanks.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow remote TFS Git repositories to be mapped to an existing local repository, rather than just cloned.

                                  Currently when connected to a TFS project in Visual Studio and viewing the remote git repositories, only the "clone" option is given.

                                  Visual Studio should give another option, called something like "Map". Map will allow you to specify a local repository that uses the selected remote. This way a repository that was cloned on the command line can be set up to still track TFS work items in Visual Studio.

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                                  • Include the oxygene language in installation (one more language)

                                    This is not a big idea but i think many old delphi programmers would love to write in Pascal/Delphi syntax.

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • App does not show up in portal

                                      An app created via the new vs plugin with a custom azure resource Group does not show up in the old app insights Portal. Btw: The new azure portal is **** in a usability point of view. **** is a hard word, i know. But an azure Portal should be made for devs / it pros. Not for People who like cool looking pictures.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make BulkObservableCollection<T> public to the core .NET Framework

                                        Using WPF and ObservableCollection<T> has serious performance issues if you need to add large sets of collection items at once, which is well known today. Each updated item fires multiple events that have significants performance costs.

                                        There are hundreds, if not thousands, of custom implementations on the net to overcome this problem and that have their own, more or less adventurous, way of adding a new "AddRange()" method that does not fire all those events for each element but only once once at the end up the collection update.

                                        There is already an existing implementation written by Microsoft, the BulkObservableCollection<T>…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Auto "FindControl" & binding controls nested within <ItemTemplate> for asp:Repeater Control

                                          People are continuously using <asp:Repeater> controls throughout their applications (web or otherwise). Consider the following example below, which is web based. (Note: I've removed some of the attributes to simplify the code)

                                          <asp:Repeater ID="rpt" OnItemCreated="rpt_ItemCreated" runat="server">
                                          <ItemTemplate>
                                          <asp:HyperLink ID="lnk" runat="server" />
                                          </ItemTemplate>

                                          In order to get access to the <asp:HyperLink> control, you need to do a e.Item.FindControl within the ItemCreated event handler. See below;

                                          protected void rpt_ItemCreated(object sender, RepeaterItemEventArgs e)
                                          {
                                          if (e.Item.ItemType != ListItemType.AlternatingItem && e.Item.ItemType != ListItemType.Item) return;

                                          HyperLink hlk = (HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlk");
                                          }

                                          Doing the e.Item.FindControl for each control within your repeater is a tedious task. Then multiply…

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